Broomcorn Millet is a plant which belongs to the Panicum genus.
from" http://www.hort.purdue.edu/NEWCROP/AFCM/broomcorn.html":http://www.hort.purdue.edu/NEWCROP/AFCM/broomcorn.html Broomcorn (Sorghum vulgare var. technicum) is a type of sorghum that is used for making brooms and whiskbrooms. It differs from other sorghums in that it produces heads with fibrous seed branches that may be as much as 36 in. long.Broomcorn Millet grows as an annual and is a grass. Being an annual plant, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. Broomcorn Millet normally grows with a grass habit to a mature height of 4.00 metres (that's 13.00 feet imperial).
Congo is believed to be where Broomcorn Millet originates from.
Broomcorn Millet needs a moderate amount of maintenance, so some level of previous experience comes in handy when growing this plant. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests.
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The long fibrous panicle of the broomcorn plant is used for making brooms. A ton of broomcorn brush makes 80 to 100 dozen brooms. High-quality broomcorn brush is pea-green in color and free from discolorations. The fibers should be straight, smooth, pliable, and approximately 20 in. long. Brush that is overripe, reddened, bleached, crooked, coarse or flat is considered poor quality.
The stalks are of very little value for forage. The mature seed is similar to oat in feed value.
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Broomcorn Millet plants:
Panicum miliaceum L.
Broomcorn Millet care instructions
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